Insta Shredded Chicken 3 Ways

Make lunches and dinners a little easier this summer with my quick recipe for Instantpot shredded chicken. I'm sharing 3 ways to use it for quick tasty meals!

Healthy salad with insta shredded chicken

Summer time is here and the living should be least in the kitchen! With kids out of school, vacation plans, guests, and outdoor events I know your summer is hectic. So I wanted to share a quick and easy way to make shredded chicken that can then be used in various ways for simple meals.

I've been making this chicken every week for the past month, and we still aren't tired of it. It is just so tasty and can be added to so many different dishes. You will need your Instantpot for this one!

The 3 ways we've mainly used it are in salads, soups, and stuffed avocados. Here's how to cook the chicken:

Insta Shredded Chicken Recipe


2-4 Chicken Breasts

1 Cup Chicken Stock (low sodium)

2 Tsp Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning

To Make

Put the chicken breasts and stock in the Instantpot then sprinkle the seasoning down on top. Secure the lid and turn on the poultry setting (usually 15 minute high pressure). Let set on warm for about 10 minutes after pressure cooking is done. Then take off the lid and shred chicken with two forks in the pot. Turn the sauté setting on to burn off extra liquid. Stir frequently.

Healthy Ginger Pineapple Salad

One of my favorite ways to use the insta shredded chicken is on top of salads. I've been making the one pictured above almost every week for lunch.

Start with a bed of field greens then top with sliced pickled beets, pineapple, 2 tablespoons red quinoa, blueberries, toasted walnuts, and the shredded chicken. This salad tastes great with Makoto ginger dressing.

Shredded Chicken Stuffed Avocados

Insta shredded chicken stuffed avocado

These are a favorite at my house, and they are so simple to make. Take half an avocado and top it with shredded chicken, black beans, salsa, and cheese. Eat with a side of tortilla chips for that crunch.

Shredded Chicken & Black Bean Soup

Insta shredded chicken and black bean soup


1 Cup Chopped Carrots

1/2 Cup Chopped Onion

1/2 Cup Chopped Celery

1 10oz Can Rotel Tomatoes and Chilies

1 32oz Chicken Stock

2 Cups Shredded Chicken

1 1/2 Cup Black Beans

1/2 Avocado to top soup

1/2 Tsp Cumin

1/2 Tsp Curry

1/2 Tsp Turmeric

Dash of Paprika

Salt & Pepper to taste

To Make

Sauté the carrot, celery, and onion until softened. Add the spices and stir. Pour in the stock and Rotel. Bring to a boil. Add the chicken and black beans. Let simmer to marry flavors for half an hour or more. Serve with diced avocado and tortilla chips.

How easy does all this sound? I hope I've inspired you to make my insta shredded chicken. I know you'll find lots of different ways to use it.

Happy Cooking!

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